TRENTON, NJ – Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey (AFP-NJ) and New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) are hosting a joint press conference on Monday, October 23rd, to express opposition to New Jersey’s offer of $7 billion in tax incentives to lure Amazon to Newark as the eCommerce giant shops locations for its second North American headquarters. AFP-NJ has long opposed corporate welfare schemes that reduce competition and give unfair advantages to the wealthy and well-connected.
WHAT: Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey and New Jersey Policy Perspective Joint Press Conference on Corporate Welfare
WHEN: Monday, October 23 at 2 pm
WHERE: State House Annex, Committee Room 11, 125 W State Street, Trenton NJ
- Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski
- Erica L. Jedynak, State Director, Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey
- Jon Whiten, Vice President, New Jersey Policy Perspective
- Thurston Powers, Legislative Analyst, American Legislative Exchange Council
New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) and Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey (AFP-NJ) will be joining to denounce the corporate welfare scheme. While NJPP and AFP-NJ rarely agree on matters of tax policy, they have found common ground in their opposition to tax breaks for large corporations that unfairly rig the state’s tax code and make it harder for small, local businesses to compete.
The press conference comes a few days after New Jersey submitted its bid to Amazon, and in advance of the coming lame duck session, where lawmakers will attempt to further expand the state’s already out-of-control subsidy offerings.
For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or (703) 887-7724.
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